Motherboard and cpu

Hello, i have a ASUS M5A97 AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS and AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX i connected all the parts and it would turn on and cpu fan, but no beeps or nothing on monitor, so then i was told that i needed a supported cpu with the motherboard so i can update the bios and be able to use the cpu amd fx , is this true? also will a AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Dual-Core CPU Processor AD240EHDK23GQ work with this motherboard to be able to do the update? thnx
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  1. here is the list of supported CPUs by BIOS

    your chip needs version 0815 and the X2 you mention is supported by 0503 which looks like the lowest one so I think you should be fine.

    I think you need to make the update as the FX chip is AM3+ and I bet the board is an Am3 board that you can update through bios to AM3+
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